Dyson has launched three new Airblade hand dryers based on its brushless motor technology which the company claim are the fastest and most hygienic to date.
The company, most famous, for its bagless vacuum cleaners, says it has re-engineered the hand dryer to remove more than a kilo of materials resulting in lower manufacturing carbon emissions.
The Airblade technology uses sheets of high velocity unheated air travel through tiny apertures at 430mph quickly scraping water from hands like a windscreen wiper, leaving them fully dry.
The Dyson digital motor V4 is a power dense brushless DC motor, using a bonded magnet encased in a carbon fibre sleeve. It accelerates from 0-90,000rpm in less than 0.7 seconds.
The new products were designed and engineered in the UK by 125 engineers. The company also announced that it will continue to invest more than £10m a year into motor R&D.
The latest Dyson digital motor cost £26.9m to develop. It was the result of seven years development. The digital motors are built in the company’s high-tech £20m motor factory in Singapore. The West Park facility will produce 50,000 motors a week.
The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer is made from 304 stainless steel – an anti-corrosion steel used for the construction of boats. It was subject to atmospheric testing and was exposed to 16 bar pressure – enough to make a conventional tap explode. Conventional taps are typically tested at 2 bars of pressure.
James Dyson, founder and CEO of the company said: “Using complex computer modelling Dyson engineers have developed a high performance digital motor. The Dyson digital motor self-adjusts 6,000 times a second to maintain optimum efficiency to create high velocity sheet of air that dries hands quickly and hygienically.”
The new models include the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer, Dyson Airblade V hand dryer and Dyson Airblade mk2 hand dryer and are available immediately.